MINUTES OF THE MAY 22, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillor: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Interim Executive Assistant - Carolyn Van der Kuil; Recording Secretary - Barbara Long.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Under Council Committee Reports - AQUA 7, Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG), Kneehill Housing Corporation (KHC), Three Hills Airport Commission, Canadian Badlands Ltd. (CBL), WildRose Community Futures, Three Hills Graduation.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Kevin Miner Introduced Carolyn Van der Kuil who will be replacing Barb Long as Executive Assistant to Kneehill County. On behalf of Council Reeve Long welcomed Carolyn to Kneehill County.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the May 8, 2012 Council Meeting minutes, as presented. CARRIED
Bank Reconciliation April 2012
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the April 2012 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
2012 Strategic Planning Priorities and Action Plans
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
Three Hills Medical Clinic Tax Refund
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to make a written request to the Town of Three Hills to refund the 2012 Three Hills Medical Clinic Property tax upon payment of the 2012 taxes. CARRIED
Alberta Development Officers Association Sponsorship Request
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve a donation of $1000.00 to the Alberta Development Officers Association to help offset the cost of the 28th annual conference being held September 23 to 26, 2012. CARRIED
Senior's Outreach Appreciation & Fundraising Supper Invitation
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long or Clr. Calhoun at the Thursday, June 7th Volunteer Appreciation & Fundraising Supper. CARRIED
Village of Linden Cost Share Request for Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Barbeque
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the continuance of cost-sharing, on a 1/3 basis to a maximum of Three Hundred and Fifty dollars ($350.00) with Linden and Acme, for the Firefighters/ EMS Appreciation Barbeque being held on Thursday, June 21, 2012 and authorize the attendance of Clr. Keiver or an alternate at this event. CARRIED
Three Hills Chamber of Commerce Parade Invitation
Clr. Calhoun moved that Kneehill County have a presence at community parades in Kneehill County and authorize the attendance of two Councilors and the Reeve at each parade. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 8:58 a.m.
Water Service Area Paid Riser Fee Statistics
Reeve Long moved that Council receive this report as information. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:12 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also addressed:
* Growing Forward program - Council directed that this program be advertised in The Capital.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Operations Summary report as presented. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:20 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:20 a.m. until 9:25 a.m.
Barb Long was not present when the meeting reconvened. Laurie Watt recorded the minutes in her absence.
Clr. Painter moved that Council approve a donation of Four Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($450.00) to cover the costs of providing one meal for the Habitat for Humanity - 100 Hour Build Project and the volunteer participation of six Clr.s for the preparation and serving of supper on June 20, 2012. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of reading of Bylaw 1649 to amend Bylaw 1643 the benefiting connection fee, by replacing schedule "B" for the Sunnyslope "B" water service area project. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved second reading of Bylaw 1649. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1649. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Holsworth moved third reading to Bylaw 1649. CARRIED
Clr. advised administration of their choice of earphone for Skype usage.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve a sponsorship of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) to the Kneehill and District 4H Clubs to help with the costs of printing their Show/Sale Catalogue. CARRIED
Barb Long re-entered meeting, and resumed the recording of the minutes at 9:38 a.m.
Town of Three Hills Annexation Application
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council table this agenda item until after the in-camera session. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Bruce Rowe Request- Reeve Long reported that MLA Bruce Rowe will be requesting Council consider providing office space on an intermittent basis.
Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (CAAMDC) - Golf Tournament ñrequest received regarding participation in the Friday June 22, 2012 golf tournament being held in Castor, AB.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council authorize the participation of Council at the Friday, June 22, 2012 CAAMDC Golf Tournament. CARRIED
AQUA 7 - Written report by Clr. Wittstock on the April 26, 2012 meeting. Next meeting scheduled for June 21, 2012. An update was provided on the line repair scheduled for three to four days commencing on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Meeting is scheduled for May 24, 2012 with the Town of Drumheller to discuss enhancing the water service area.
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG) ñ Written report by Clr. Wittstock on the May 17, 2012 Red Deer River Municipal Users Group meeting.
Kneehill Housing - Written report by Clr. Calhoun on the May 10, 2012 meeting.
Three Hills Airport Commission ñ Verbal report by Clr. Keiver. Commission approved the following:
* Closing the Three Hills Municipal Airport for a Bracket Racing event on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
* Royco Spraying operation decided on location of hanger and plan to have it completed by fall.
The meeting recessed from 9:59 a.m. until 10:05 a.m.
Jerry Brett, Planning and Development Officer, and Gilbert Quashie-Sam, Development Officer were present when the meeting reconvened.
Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1611)- Jerry Brett updated Council on the status of the Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan.
Clr. Hoppins moved to reconvene the Public Hearing for the Crocus Coulee Estates Area Structure Plan on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting to go into In-Camera at 10:30 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 10:47 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1614, this being a Bylaw to amend Land-Use Bylaw 1564 by redesignating those portions of SW-30-31-23-W4M, known as Crocus Coulee Estates, from Agriculture to Country Residential and to establish a Public Hearing Date of Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. CARRIED
Jerry Brett updated Council on the status of Southview Country Estates.
Clr. Wittstock moved to defer acceptance of the Southview Country Estates Outline Plan until the next Council Meeting to allow for the provision of further information from the Operations Department. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1648, this being a Bylaw to amend Land-Use Bylaw 1564 by redesignating those portions of SE-28-30-25-W4M, known as Southview Country Estates, from Agriculture to Country Residential and to establish a Public Hearing Date of Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. CARRIED
Jerry Brett and Gilbert Quashie-Sam left the meeting at 11:16 p.m.
Canadian Badlands Ltd. (CBL) - Written report by Reeve Long on May 16, 2012 meeting that was held in Brooks, AB.
WildRose Community Futures - Clr. Holsworth provided Council the minutes of the May 3, 2012 meeting. The next AGM and regular meeting will be held June 21, 2012 at the Strathmore Station Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.
Three Hills Graduation ñ Written report provided by Clr. Painter on Three Hills Graduation exercises held on Saturday May 19, 2012.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved the Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Jerry Brett entered the meeting at 11:45 a.m. to address the following items as requested by Council:
* Municipal Development Plan Questionnaire
* Badlands Motor Sports
Jerry Brett left the meeting at 11:50 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:55 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Clr. Painter was not present when the meeting reconvened.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council go into In-Camera at 1:03 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Painter entered the meeting at 1:07 p.m.
Laurie Watt left the meeting at 1:40 p.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved the meeting out of In-Camera at 2:04 p.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the new FCSS Agreement, as presented and direct Administration to forward this document to the Town of Three Hills for their approval. If approved by the Town of Three Hills the agreement is to be forwarded to all other participating municipalities for their consideration. CARRIED
Encana Toyota Partnership Tour Lunch
Clr. Calhoun moved that Reeve Long be authorized to attend the Thursday, May 24, 2012 tour and luncheon. CARRIED
Town of Three Hills Annexation Application
Council selected the possible dates of June 11, 13 and 14th, 2012 for consideration by the Town of Three Hills for a Joint Inter-Municipal Planning Commission Meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE MAY 8, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Councillors: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Councillor (via video conferencing), Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
ABSENT: Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Centennial Celebrations Invitation; Drumheller & District Solid Waste; RCMP Appreciation Event.
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved approval of the April 24, 2012 Council Meeting minutes, as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to proceed with the development of a re-usable parade float for a budget amount of $2,500.00. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations, entered the meeting at 9:00 a.m.
Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant, entered the meeting at 9:02 a.m.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to meet with 2 or 3 Huxley residents, having diverse opinions regarding improvements to the sewage lagoon and wastewater system, to provide the rough costs of such a project. CARRIED
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also addressed:
* Huxley Truck Fill - Opened today and will be closely monitored as to water levels.
* Viterra Road/CN Crossing - CN made their necessary changes in the fall of 2011 and Kneehill County will address further improvements this spring.
* Sunnyslope Waterline project - Waterline pipes sticking out of the ground to be cut and buried.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the Operations Summary report as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the 2012 Calcium Chloride dust control list as presented. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:35 a.m.
Dust Control ñ Costs Comparison
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to do more testing on dust control product ADL70 and continue to offer the other dust control products, Spec Crude and Calcium Chloride. CARRIED
Windshield Road Study
Reeve Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Martin Road: Range Road (RR) 26-0 from Twp Rd 33-2 to 34-0 and Township Road 34-0 from RR 26-0 to RR 26-1.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to add the Martin Road to the Major Road Maintenance list. CARRIED
Village of Linden Water/Wastewater Work
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council direct Administration to negotiate a three year contract with the Village of Linden for Kneehill County to provide the services of a certified water operator.CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 10:14 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:14 a.m. until 10:25 a.m.
Mike Morton, Director of Finance, was present when the meeting reconvened.
Financial Reports
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the 2012 Operating Budget without salaries and wages. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Clr. Calhoun assume the position of Chair while Reeve Long is out of the meeting for the next agenda item. CARRIED
Reeve Long and Clr. Painter excused themselves from the meeting due to a possible perceived pecuniary interest.
Time: 10:32 a.m.
Clr. Calhoun assumed the position of Chair.
2012 Operating Budget With Salaries and Wages
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the 2012 Operating Budget with the wages and salary. CARRIED
Reeve Long and Clr. Painter re-entered the meeting at 10:32 a.m.
Reeve Long re-assumed the position of Chair.
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the 2012 Capital Budget as presented. CARRIED
2012 Tax Rate Bylaw 1647
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of reading of Bylaw 1647 to authorize the rates of taxation to be levied against assessable property within Kneehill County for the 2012 taxation year. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading of Bylaw 1647. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved consideration to hold third reading be given to Bylaw 1647. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved third reading to Bylaw 1647. CARRIED
Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:42 a.m.
Council Chambers Renovation Request For Proposals (RFP)
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the Request for Proposals for renovations to the existing Council Chambers as amended. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Painter at the May 19, 2012 Three Hills High School Graduation. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council direct Administration to enter into an agreement with the Centennial Cruise Weekend Committee to use the Three Hills Municipal Airport for a Bracket Racing event on Sunday, June 3, 2012. CARRIED
Horseshoe Canyon Liability Insurance
Clr. Hoppins moved that the request for assistance with the cost of providing liability insurance on privately owned land, adjacent to the Horseshoe Canyon site, be referred to Canadian Badlands Ltd. for consideration. CARRIED
Letter of Concern - M. Woods
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council acknowledge receipt of the letter receive as information. CARRIED
Letter of Concern - D. Dey -Sunnyslope Waterline Project
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council acknowledge receipt of the letter, answer what questions can be extracted and receive as information. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved that Reeve Long be authorized to attend the Three Hills Centennial Celebration and bring greetings from Kneehill County at the July 21, 2012 Opening Ceremonies, Luncheon and History Book Launch. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 11:32 a.m. CARRIED
Debi Moon left the meeting at this time.
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting back into regular session at 11:59 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins left the meeting at 11:59 p.m.
Council and Committee Reports
Marigold Library - written report provided by Clr. Keiver on the April 17, 2012 AGM held in Strathmore, Alberta.
Boomtown Trail - written report provided by Clr. Keiver on the Spring Conference held in Torrington on April 18, 2012. Written report by Clr. Keiver on the April 23, 2012 AGM held in Delburne, Alberta.
Drumheller & District Solid Waste - written report by Clr. Calhoun on the April 26, 2012 Drumheller & District Solid Waste meeting. The AGM is scheduled from June 21, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Drumheller, Alberta.
RCMP Appreciation Dinner - written report by Clr. Calhoun on the May 2, 2012 RCMP Appreciation Dinner held in Delburne, Alberta.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary reports. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 12:26 a.m.

MINUTES OF THE APRIL 24, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services, Doctor Recruitment & Retention, Badlands Ambulance Service Society, WildRose Community Futures.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved approval of the April 10, 2012 Council Meeting minutes. CARRIED
Sunnyslope "B" Benefiting Service Connection - Bylaw 1643
Clr. Hoppins moved third reading of Bylaw 1643, that being a bylaw authorizing a benefiting service connection fee for the Sunnyslope "B" Water Service Area Project as a local improvement. CARRIED
Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME) Building Grant
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive as information and direct Administration to continue with the planned renovations to the Kneehill County Administration building. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the sale of the Old Trochu Fire Tanker, Unit FTL9000, as outlined by the Emergency Services Officer. CARRIED
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 8:45 a.m.
Selkirk Water Service Area Amending Bylaw 1644
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1644, that being a bylaw amending Bylaw 1626, the Selkirk Water Service Area Project Special Benefiting Levy, and repealing Bylaw 1632. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved second reading of Bylaw 1644. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved consideration to hold third reading of Bylaw 1644. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved third reading of Bylaw 1644. CARRIED
Sunnyslope "A" Water Service Area Amending Special Benefiting Levy (Connection Fee) - Bylaw 1645
Clr. Calhoun moved first reading of Bylaw 1645, that being a bylaw amending Bylaw 1627, the Benefiting Service Connection Fee for the Sunnyslope "A" Water Service Area Project. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved second reading of Bylaw 1645. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved consideration to hold third reading of Bylaw 1645. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Calhoun moved third reading of Bylaw 1645. CARRIED
Water Service Area Tax -Bylaw 1646
Clr. Holsworth moved first reading of Bylaw 1646, that being the bylaw to provide for a special tax to raise revenue to pay the associated costs of the Kneehill County Water Service Area. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved second reading of Bylaw 1646. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved consideration to hold third reading of Bylaw 1646. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved third reading of Bylaw 1646. CARRIED
Prairie Shelterbelt Program Discontinuation
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize a letter to be sent to the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture, with a copy to M.P. Kevin Sorenson, requesting the Federal Governmentís continued support of the Prairie Shelterbelt Program and that this letter be signed by the Reeve. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:53 a.m. until 8:59 a.m.
John McKiernan, Environmental Supervisor and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant were present when the meeting reconvened.
Operations Summary
John McKiernan presented the Operations Report, on behalf of Pete McRae, Operations Director. The Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following items were also discussed:
* Swalwell Chip Seal - Clr. Calhoun requested information on the condition of the chip seal in Torrington Swalwell, wondering why it is more like gravel (loose chips) than pavement. Report to be brought to the May 8th Council meeting.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Operations Summary as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council direct Administration to develop a Road Rebuild Program for presentation in 2013. CARRIED
Note: Operations to provide road rebuild priorities to Council in the fall of 2012 for discussion and consideration.
Note: Council would like to see something in the Road Maintenance Program to improve the transition from the newly built section of the Martin road to the old portion of the road.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the installation of a fence and gate along the north side of the Swalwell Dam as outlined by Operations, with all costs being the responsibility of the landowner. CARRIED
Water Modeling Application - Grainger WSA
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve the water connection as recommended. CARRIED
Water Modeling Application - Selkirk WSA
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the water connection as recommended. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council approve the participation of Kneehill County in the 2012 Toxic Roundup. CARRIED
Swalwell Lagoon Rehabilitation Tender Award
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the lowest tender bid from Cat Bros. Oilfield Construction Ltd., as presented. CARRIED
Dust Control 2012
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council approve offering both products Calcium Chloride, at a cost of $3.00 per linear foot and Spec Crude, at a cost of $6.55 per linear foot, for a minimum of 400 feet, with a County rebate of $1.50 per linear foot for both products. Also, Council authorizes the application of ADL 70 and other new or different dust control products in test locations within the County. CARRIED
Note: Operations to provide costing of ADL 70 plus a list of the gravel stockpile haul roads to be provided with dust control at the cost of the County.
Clr. Wittstock moved the Operations Summary Report (Item #4.1) as presented. CARRIED
John McKiernan and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 9:45 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 9:45 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Present when the meeting reconvened were representatives from BDO Canada LLP, Alan Litster, Megan Hagel and Dan Lyons.
Mike Morton, Director of Financial Services for Kneehill County, was also present.
Delegations
BDO Canada LLP - 2011 Audited Financial Statements
Alan Litster reviewed the 2011 Audited Financial Statements expressing appreciation for the cooperation and assistance received during the course of the audit from Mike Morton, Will Wolfe and financial staff. The Auditorís Report indicated all was in good order again this year. There were no issues and all procedures were in accordance with County policy. Mike Morton advised that the financial audit numbers support a strong viable economic position for Kneehill County. He further commended his staff for doing such an excellent job and noted that working with BDO Canada was always a pleasure.
BDO Canada was thanked by Council for the timely audit and financial reporting.
The BDO Canada LLP representatives and Mike Morton left the meeting at 10:35 a.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council accept the Kneehill County 2011 Audited Financial Statements as presented. CARRIED
Bank Reconciliation Report - March 2012
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council receive the March 2012 Bank Reconciliation as presented. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Kneehill Regional FCSS Report- written report provided by Clr. Calhoun on the April 19, 2012 Strategic Planning and Regular Board meeting.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - written report by Reeve Long updating Council on the April 20th weekend with medical students from the University of Edmonton visiting Three Hills.
Badlands Ambulance Service Society - Clr. Holsworth provided Council with the minutes of the April 19 AGM and Board meeting.
Community Futures WildRose - Clr. Holsworth provided Council with the minutes from the April 5th Community Futures Wild Rose meeting.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Council Business Pending & Summary Reports
Additional Items:
* Kneehill Ambulance Society closure/dispersal:
Clr. Calhoun moved that a letter be sent from the Reeve to MLA Elect Bruce Rowe requesting he investigate the delay in the transition of Kneehill Ambulance Services to Alberta Health Services with a copy of this letter sent to the Kneehill Ambulance Society Chair. CARRIED
* Kneehill County parade float ñ Council directed Administration explore costs and options to present at the next Council meeting.
Clr. Calhoun moved that Council authorize the attendance of at least one Clr. at the upcoming parades within Kneehill County. CARRIED
Clr. Hoppins moved that Council receive the Business Pending & Summary reports. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting go in camera at 11:22 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting out of in camera at 11:46 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the establishment of a Strategic Planning Reserve. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 11:46 a.m. until 12:53 p.m.
Clr. Calhoun moved the meeting go in camera at 12:53 p.m. CARRIED
Kevin Miner, Laurie Watt and Barb Long left the meeting at 1:34 p.m.
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting out of in camera at 1:55 p.m. CARRIED
Kevin Miner, Laurie Watt and Barb Long re-entered the meeting at this time.
Clr. Hoppins moved that a letter be sent to the Badlands Ambulance Service Society giving notice of Kneehill Countyís intent to withdraw from the Society effective December 31, 2012. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE MARCH 13, 2012 REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF KNEEHILL COUNTY AT THE KNEEHILL COUNTY OFFICE, 232 MAIN STREET, THREE HILLS, ALBERTA.
PRESENT: Div. 5 - Bob Long, Reeve; Div. 1 - Brian Holsworth, Deputy Reeve; Councillors: Div. 3 - Jerry Wittstock, Div. 4 - Glen Keiver, Div. 7 - Bobby Painter.
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: CAO Kevin Miner; Assistant CAO Laurie Watt; Recording Secretary Barbara Long.
ABSENT: Councillors - Div. 2 - Carol Calhoun, Div. 6 - Ken Hoppins.
Reeve Long called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Adoption of Agenda: Road Study Acceptance; Linden Benevolent Society Invitation; Mountain View County Invitation.
Clr. Wittstock moved approval of the agenda as amended. CARRIED
Approval of the February 28, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes
Clr. Painter moved approval of the February 28, 2012 Council Meeting minutes. CARRIED
Business from the Previous Minutes - Separate Assessment & Taxation Notices.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) - Swalwell Cemetery Plots.
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council decline the offer to purchase the IOOF Swalwell Cemetery Plots and to remain with the past decision to accept the plots free of charge. CARRIED
Hockey Alberta Bantam ìCî Provincial Tournament
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the attendance of either the Reeve or Deputy Reeve at the March 23rd Hockey Alberta Bantam ìCî Provincial Tournament Banquet & Opening Ceremonies. CARRIED
RCMP Appreciation Event
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Combines for Cures -Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative
Reeve Long moved that Council receive as information. CARRIED
Pete McRae, Director of Operations and Brandy Hay Evans, Operations Executive Assistant entered the meeting at 8:55 a.m.
Habitat for Humanity 100 Hour Build - BBQ Initiative
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council table this agenda item until after the Operations Reports. CARRIED
The meeting recessed from 8:56 a.m. until 9:02 a.m.
Debi Moon, Reporter for The Capital, entered the meeting at 9:04 a.m.
Pete McRae presented the Operations Report comprised of Transportation (Roads), Water and Miscellaneous updates. The following additional items were discussed:
* Gravel - at this time will do a 3/4" crush but have some of the 7/8" test crush left. Will be checking the condition of the test roads following the spring cycle and a decision will be made next year regarding the effectiveness of the use of larger gravel.
* Road Bans - a 75% ban has been implemented this morning on the finished roads within the County.
* Hesketh Low Level Crossing - the culvert collapsed and has been temporarily fixed for travel. A permanent repair to be carried out later this spring.
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Operations Summary Report. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved that Council approve the 2011/2012 Road Study, as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved the meeting go in camera at 9:15 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting back in regular session at 9:21 a.m. CARRIED
Road Study - Windshield Study of Remaining Gravel Roads
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council table for further information. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council approve an increase to the Capital Replacement Plan to allow for the purchase of a new service truck. CARRIED
Snowplowing of Bus Routes
Clr. Keiver moved that Council re-confirm existing Policy 13-28. CARRIED
Pete McRae and Brandy Hay Evans left the meeting at 10:38 a.m.
The meeting recessed from 10:38 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Debi Moon, reporter for The Capital, was present when the meeting reconvened.
Habitat for Humanity 100 Hour Build - BBQ Initiative
Clr. Holsworth moved this agenda item be lifted from the table. CARRIED
Council volunteered to serve at the April 20th Habitat to Humanity 100 Hour Build barbeque.
Reeve Long moved that Council authorize the purchase of County apparel for the volunteers working at the Habitat for Humanity 100 Hour Build barbeque on April 20th. CARRIED
Records Disposition Bylaw 1641
Reeve Long moved first reading of Bylaw 1641, that being a bylaw respecting the destruction of records and documents of the municipality. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved second reading of Bylaw 1641. CARRIED
Clr. Holsworth moved consideration be given for third reading of Bylaw 1641. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Clr. Wittstock moved third reading of Bylaw 1641. CARRIED
Reeve Long moved that Council authorize the attendance of Clr. Wittstock at the Linden Benevolent Society Annual General Meeting being held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Linden Lodge. CARRIED
Mountain View County Invitation To Oil and Gas Industry Fracturing Process -Presentation by Clr. Paddy Munro
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council authorize the attendance of Reeve Long at the Oil and Gas Industry Fracturing Process presentation being held at 1:00 p.m. on March 14, 2012 at the Mountain View County office. CARRIED
Council and Committee Reports
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Annual Stewardship Meeting - written report provided by Clr. Painter.
Doctor Recruitment & Retention Committee - written report by Reeve Long updating Council on the recent activities of the Committee.
AQUA 7 - written report by Reeve Long on the AQUA 7 meeting he had attended.
Canadian Badlands - report by Reeve Long on the March 28, 2012 Tourism Development Conference and the March 29, 2012 Annual General Meeting and Shareholder Information Session. Proxy sheets were signed by representatives Clr. Holsworth and Clr. Keiver as they will not be attending the AGM.
Debi Moon left the meeting at 11:05 a.m.
Kneehill Housing Corporation - unapproved minutes from the March 1, 2012 Board meeting were provided by Clr. Painter.
Clr. Holsworth moved that Council receive the Council and Committee Reports as presented. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved the Council receive the Correspondence Report. CARRIED
Council Business Pending & Summary Reports
Clr. Painter moved that Council receive the Business Pending and Summary Reports. CARRIED
Clr. Wittstock moved the meeting go in camera at 11:30 a.m. CARRIED
Clr. Keiver moved the meeting back in regular session at 11:46 a.m. CARRIED
The meeting adjourned at 11:46 a.m.